Hillcrest E-Connect 10/29/16

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Hillcrest is Low-tech, on Purpose
Alumni Joins Duke Research Team
Comet Calendar

Low-Tech On Purpose

There are many aspects that guide Hillcrest's low-tech approach. Recently we interacted with 3 simple ones in dealing with a question from some students. Reading on, you will see a quick hit on three ideas that have shaped policies. These policies help create Hillcrest, where students love school and love the Hillcrest experience. We focus on treating every student as image-bearers of God. God is relational, so Hillcrest's classroom focus on relationships as we learn about God's world. We see that technology impedes teenage relationships, because teenagers are learning how to have conversation and communicate. So, we are low-tech, on purpose. Read the full article here>>
Campus News

Holzner Advances

Setting a personal record, Holzner jumped out with the lead pack to start the race. Fans from Fergus traveled to New London, MN to watch the meet. Holzner qualified for state one year prior at the Section 6A championship in Long Prairie. His 17:30 time placed 10th in the meet. Having trained for a repeat trip to state this year, Holzner looked forward to an early kick in New London. Read the Full Story>>
Principal's Desk

HLA to Duke Research

Taylor Filippini’s Hillcrest classes in physics, anatomy, and chemistry laid a basic foundation for science. She said her teachers at Hillcrest gave her an eternal perspective, and she found herself drawing closer to God. Taylor noted that her spiritual growth at Hillcrest served to highlight her academic strengths. She is one-of-five out of 150 applicants working with Duke University's medical research team. Read the Full Story>>
Alumni News

Notes from Pres. Egge

"Hillcrest administered a standardized aptitude test to help us identify potential vocations. I received an appointment to discuss the test results with Pastor Levang when I received a copy of my test results. To be frank, I was pleased with my scores for, if I was reading it correctly, it indicated that I was very interested in several different fields. I had a lot of options, and I expected a good session with my advisor." Read the Full Story>>

Comet Calendar

Mall of America
The Mall of America trip was postponed last week due to the soccer playoffs. They are going Sunday, October 30. For more info contact Craig Nersten (cnersten@ffhillcrest.org).

All School Prayer Day
Tuesday, Nov. 1 Parents are invited to join students and staff in an all-school prayer day. The day begins at 8am in the Student Activity Center. Parents are invited to attend from 8-11:45am in special parent prayer groups located behind the student and staff groups. For more info contact Ryan Garvin (rgarvin@ffhillcrest.org)
Football Playoff
The Comets play on Friday, November 4 at 12:30pm in the FargoDome for a chance to advance to State.
Thanksgiving Vacation
Students begin Thanksgiving vacation Wednesday, Nov. 23 at 12pm. Dorm students not going home will go on a special trip to the Mall of America and stay at a water park to celebrate the holiday.
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